Peter Lucas is stepping down as chairman of UK Fashion & Textile Association. He will be succeeded by the deputy chairman Nigel Lugg. Lucas has been involved in key roles with a number of fashion industry bodies including the British Clothing Industry Association, the British Apparel and Textile Confederation, the British Knitting and Clothing Export Council and UK Fashion Exports. Lucas began his career as a buyer at Liberty and then House of Fraser.
Seven years old, the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies. It brings together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses throughout the UK and internationally. Its members include major suppliers to high street retailers and brands.
Its affiliate members include The British Fashion Council, which runs London Fashion Week, the British Menswear Guild, the Savile Row Bespoke Association and the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry.
UKFT guides and advises its members on all essential aspects of running a business and supplying clothing and knitwear to the global marketplace. Through its export division, UKFT Exports, it gives help and advice on how to achieve sales in overseas markets.